Professor of Transnational History, University of Texas Arlington

Thomas Adam, PhD, is a professor of transnational history at the University of Texas at Arlington since 2001. He is a world-renowned expert in Transnational History and Philanthropy and Civil Society Studies. His research has reached a wide range of audiences in the United States, Germany, Great Britain, and Switzerland and Canada. He is the author of 13 books, 12 edited volumes, 38 peer-reviewed journal articles, 38 book chapters, 51 book reviews, and 36 encyclopedia entries and blogs. He has further presented a total of 69 papers at national and international conferences. This includes also 2 keynote lectures. He has organized 10 conferences and 8 panels. His activities span three continents (Europe, North America, and Australia) and several countries.

Among his publications is Intercultural Transfer and the Making of the Modern World, the only textbook available in the field of Intercultural Transfer studies. Dr. Adam is the recipient of the prestigious Feodor Lynen Fellowship, awarded to him for a two-year period by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. He spent his research stay as a fellow at the University of Toronto, Canada (1999-2001).

Thomas Adam is available for media inquiries, consulting, and speaking requests on topics including, funding of college education, philanthropy, foundations, and non-profits.


  • 2001–present
    Professor of Transnational History, University of Texas at Arlington
  • 1999–2001
    Postdoctoral research associate, University of Toronto


  • 1998 
    Universität Leipzig, PhD